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Economic Update

Italy: elections unlikely to hamper economic recovery

Italians are very upbeat and don’t seem to worry about the upcoming elections. The short-term economic outlook is quite rosy. We expect the next government won’t endanger the recovery, but at the same time won’t improve the weak long-term outlook either.

Special Dutch version

Italian elections: three scenario’s

The Italian elections on March 4 will likely yield a hung parliament. The reform outlook is weak and some fiscal slippage is likely. We believe the risk of an unexperienced nationalist government is limited, but the market might well be underpricing risks.

Economic Quarterly Report

Eurozone: alle signalen staan op groen (Dutch)

Het cyclische herstel in de eurozone heeft stevige voet aan de grond en houdt zichzelf in stand. Waarschijnlijk houdt de hoge groei nog minstens een tot anderhalf jaar aan. Het economisch sentiment is op het hoogste punt sinds 2011 en is breed gedragen.

Economic Update Dutch version

Italy: All bets are off

4 December, Italy rejected a reform that would have improved the governability the country. Renzi has resigned, but the initial market impact has been fairly muted. Paradoxically, the chance of a referendum on Eurozone membership has reduced.


The voice of Italy

Sunday 4 December, Italians will vote on a constitutional reform that should support policymaking in Italy. Yet the reform is not without downsides. The suggestion that a 'No'-vote would put Italy on a path towards leaving the Eurozone is wrong.